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house chief of staff jack lew as his next secretary of the treasury. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we have more on the man and the economic agenda he has been tapped to spearhead for the next four years. >> brown: then, ray suarez gets an update on a series of bombings that killed more than 100 people in two pakistani cities today. >> woodruff: margaret warner looks into new federal guidelines for mortgage lending aimed at protecting both consumers and lenders. >> brown: we look at the tense political situation in venezuela, after the national assembly delayed the inauguration of cancer-stricken president hugo chavez. >> this is essentially a power play. behind that secrecy there is nothing but an attempt to ensure the continuity of the regime regardless of president chavez's presence. >> woodruff: and with five oscar nominations, we examine the controversy surrounding one of the most talked about new films yet to see a nationwide release; "zero dark thirty," about the hunt for osama bin laden. >> brown: that's all ahe
secretary of the treasury, jack lew, the man he made his chief of staff, a year ago yesterday. lew would succeed tim geithner, who drew fulsome praise from the president. >> when the history books are written tim geithner's going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. our economy is better positioned for tomorrow than most of those other countries hit by the financial crisis. the tough decisions tim made and carried out deserve a lot of credit for that. >> brown: at 57, lew is already a 30-year veteran of washington. he was a principal domestic policy advisor to house speaker tip o'neill in the 1980's, and negotiated with the reagan white house on social security and tax reform. later, he served two stints as the country's budget director, first under president clinton, then under president obama, before becoming white house chief of staff. today, in the east room of the white house, the nominee voiced his gratitude. >> thank you mr. president for your trust confidence and friendship. serving in your administration has allowed me to live out those values my parents
have had the national security members of the team named in the last few days but now jack lew will be named, we expect tomorrow, to replace tim geithner who has been wanting to leave for some time. here is what president obama gets, someone with vast experience in handling capitol hill and dealing with budget negotiations. he's been a part of almost lever r every big budget negotiation the last couple of decades. secondly, someone who will remain part of his inner circle and genial personality. what he doesn't get is the experience tim geithner brought, years of financial regulation. tim geithner headed the bank of new york. he doesn't have the ties to wall street that a wall street executive might provide. jack lew did work at citigroup briefly, but he doesn't have deep ties there. this is a government person, but the president decided that that's what he needs in a time when he will have a pro trektive fight with republicans over spending cuts, over the budget, over the debt ceiling. this is where jack lew's experience and knowledge can come in and i would expect, sue, and t
: the president will be nominating the chief of staff jack lew as next treasury secretary. should we be gearing up for another confirmation battle? rich edson at the white house with the latest on this story. what do you think? rich: we very well could be. he refuses to address entitlements in spending. he is the typical big government liberal and a troubled person to deal with in his capacity as chief of staff for the white house but democrats point out he knows budgets. he has been a budget director for the clinton administration, obama administration and they say that is why they picked him. >> in the past quarter of a century jack lew has been an integral part of some of the most important budgetary financial and fiscal agreements, bipartisan agreement in washington. >> "rolling stone magazine" will have to come to the senate and tell what his thoughts are about the spending and how it plans to address it. rich: it is u up to send them to see this another proxy fight to add to the administration on their views about that deficit and spending. back to you. melissa: i have to wonder how his sena
treasury secretary. jack lew is a veteran of capitol hill and of more than one big major budget negotiations which is exactly what the president is facing right now. he's somebody with a low key demeanor who gets along well with others. his confirmation is expected to be not too difficult. what he doesn't provide is a strong business background or wall street ties, although he did work for citigroup for a while and he doesn't have the experience in financial regulation that tim geithner brought to the job having head of the federal reserve bank of new york during the financial crisis. but jack lew is expected to be announced today. the pecked speculation about his replacement as white house chief of staff has centered in the last 24 hours around dennis mcdonna. sources tell me that dennis mcdonough is the chief candidate. ron biden has already been a contender. wool see whether the president pairs the announcement of a new chief of staff with jack lew's appointment today. >> so jack lew seems to have the nomination locked up. danny krugman is expected to be looked go ahead at fo
will nominate his chief of staff jack lew as the next treasury secretary a little more than two hours from now. connell: joining us now is from the "wall street journal." >> he will be directing economic policy for the president and he's a long-time washington insider. he worked for tip o'neil. he worked for bill clinton. he's worked on the budget for president obama. [talking over each other] >> there is a revolving door there. he did go in 09 and he came out with a lot of money despite the fact that citi bank was limping along and had to be helped out by the government. dagen: when he worked just as one example in the clinton administration he was considered reasonable but not now. why? >> i think the big part of it is how he performed when he worked for president obama in the first term. but it's also i think most people expect him to be very much like an alter ego of the president. he subscribes to the ideas that the president has, that the big problem in this country is not how to create wealth, but how to redistribute it. that's really our challenge. just have to figure out how to get th
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is what is "money" tonight. jack lew gets the nod for new treasury secretary. senator jeff sessions is outraged and vowing to block lew's senate confirmation. he will join us to explain why. >>> why this flu epidemic is making our economy sick. experts say we're looking at a possible $10 billion hit on the economy from the flu. that is what we need. details are coming up. >>> how much is an oscar really worth to a movie? the 2013 academy award nominees are out. studios dropped 10 of millions of dollars on their oscar campaigns. a top industry expert is here to crunch the numbers. even when they say it's not, it is always about money. melissa: we start today with another school shooting. it happened at taft union high school in california. one student was shot. the sheriff says they have one suspect in custody. makes the meetings on gun control today, on capitol hill even more urgent. the fact that vice president joe biden met with the nra and other gun rights activists on possible new federal regulation. at the same time attorney general eric holder was talking to retailers about so
ahead we'll have more on the president's cabinet reshuffle, including the nomination of jack lew to lead the treasury department. but, first, it is target tuesday. that's the day when vice president joe biden says he'll present his recommendations on preventing gun violence to the president. biden made the announcement as he met with hunting groups and gun advocates, including the nra. and he said a con shen sus is emerging over proposals such as expanding background checks and banning high-capacity magazines. >> you all know this is a complicated issue. there's no singular solution. but there's also things we know. we know that there are certain actions we take that have diminished, have diminished the extent of the gun violence that otherwise would be occurring in the united states. >> indeed. that violence is continuing apace even as mr. biden addressed the media. news broke of a high school shooting today in taft, california. a 16-year-old victim air lifted to a hospital, now in critical but table condition with the alleged shooter, another 16-year-old student, in custody. police say
of these markets plus a whole lot more including the imminent nomination of jack lew as treasury secretary may mean to the debt ceiling fight. we'll previau bank earnings which are about to kick o.those more than anything else could drive the markets in the coming weeks and aig will not join in former chief hank greenberg's lawsuit against the same u.s. taxpayers that bailed the company out. aig ceo bob benmoschy will be here. >> first take a look at the markets. what we're seeing is we have the markets higher though it's well off the highs. up 90 points on the dow industrials and we're up 34 points on the dow jones industrial average, 13,363 and the last trade on nasdaq has given up some of the oomph of earlier and the standard & poor's 500 has a similar chart pattern with a gain on the session of just 1.5 point, eking out positive territory. gentlemen, good to see you. thanks so much for spending the time. >> hi, maria. how are you? >> let's talk about this market because you certainly have a fair amount of issues that could seem troubling, and yet we continue to see money finding a home in equit
in washington. jack lew officially nominated as treasury chief. lew is known for his role in the being acrimonious talks in 2011. what could it mean this time. >> tiffany disappoints again with weaker holiday sales. there was weakness in the americas, strength in asia. so how much of a read through to the rest of retail is this earnings report? >>> nokia shares soaring this morning after a bullish outlook for the first quarter. >>> and herbal life's big day to defend itself against bill ackman's damning allegations. we'll have the latest and the ceo join us later in the show. >>> well, today president obama is set to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew as his next treasury secretary. succeeding tim geithner. lew has been budget director in both the obama and clinton administrations. he will pray a major role of course in negotiations over the debt ceiling and potential spending cuts. the president will make his announcement at 1:30 eastern. it's an event in the east room at the white house. i have to say off the bat just because he's a forest hills guy like me that i, you know
in washington. and that's a huge wildcard. lori: quick follow-up. jack lew, does he change things? obviously, we know he's in favor of big government, big spending, probably face a big fight for his confirmation. jack, do you think that changes anything for your markets outlook? >> it doesn't for me. i think the biggest change we're going to see right away is just new signatures on our currency. beyond that, you know, the treasury has at least under geithner in the second term here has really sort of backed away from center stage giving, handing the baton mostly to the fed. you know, whether lew takes a more activist role, he certainly is an obama loyalist, remains to be seen. i will say, you know, there's probably a little more contention in washington surrounding jack lew than there is, perhaps, on wall street right now. ashley: all right, jack. let me bring you in -- david, i'm sorry. jack, you had, we've heard from you. let's bring in david on where investors can make money in this market. what do can you like spa why? -- and why? >> sure. well, i'll make a comment on commodities. some peopl
as jack lew is somebody who served as chief of staff. he was budget director before that. he served in hillary clinton's state department. he does not have a deep background and ties to wall street and business. he's a creature of congress, made his name in washington working for tip o'neal, the house speaker. very hard working, very key, very bright. republicans found him a difficult negotiators in some of the budget talks over the last couple of years, but i would expect, andrew, that he's going to be confirmed pretty handily even though he'll have difficult questions in his confirmation hearing. >> john, how disappointed -- and perhaps now, but it appears that the business community seems disappointed, if you read "the wall street journal" editorial page today. there's a sense of disappointment that the president didn't pick somebody from the business community, somebody with more experience in the world of finance private sector as joe would say. >> i understand the disappointment because they want one of theirs. but, you know, president obama wants one of his in that job. when
daily run-down." >> president obama makes his pick for the top spot at treasury. is jack lew ready for a full-blown fight over the debt ceiling in his first month on the job? pocket change. you heard about this idea. the trillion dollar coin to handle the debt ceiling. well, today we will tell you where it all started and whether or not it is really something president obama might use. they won't rule it out important some reason. and back to the future. the gun debate of 1994 had many lessons for the fight unfolding today. what can president obama learn from president clinton's success? good morning from washington. thursday, january 10, 2013. this is "the daily run-down." i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first read of the morning. this afternoon president obama will formally name his chief of staff, jack lew, to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. a sign the white house expects a big fight over the federal budget lew is the safe pick. he has been confirmed twice by the senate before. just in this administration. if confirmed in time, he can face his first test next month over
chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary but the announcement is drawing attention to the makeup of the president's second-term cabinet. it's on track to be dominated by men. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is joining us from the white house. what is the white house saying about all of this? >> reporter: wolf, the white house has been asked about this quite a bit. white house press secretary jay carney has said that the president believes diversity is important and he's highlighted that there are a number of women serving in the white house and in the administration and indeed there are, wolf, and there's lack of topics in his cabinet. president obama choose a trusted insider to replace timothy geithner as treasury secretary. >> under president clinton, he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. so for all of the talk out there about deficit reduction, making sure our books are balanced, this is the guy who did it three times. >> reporter: jack lew, obama's chief of staff and former budget director, has been by the president's side through bruisi
. the nomination process for the next treasury secretary is moving forward with president obama naming jack lew as his pick. "i trust his judgement, i value his friendship, i know very few people who have greater integrity than the man to my left." lew currently serves as the chief of staff in the obama administration and could become treasury secretary when timothy geithner leaves later this month. joining us now via skype with insights is jim bianco of bianco research. how is wall street responding? > > lukewarm on the jack lew nomination. they're not really that thrilled. > other than lew's poor penmanship, how well will lew's no-drama approach play out in the upcoming debt ceiling talks? > > in the debt ceiling talks it is going to be interesting. other than the no drama, he has got a history of being confrontational with republicans, and that is going to be difficult because that is who he's got to deal with. > didn't he once work on wall street? > > briefly at citibank for a couple of years around the time of the financial crisis. > do you think the republicans will go along with his nomi
, jacob "jack" lew is said to be the president's pick to replace treasury secretary timothy geithner. that nomination is expected tomorrow. should he be confirmed by the senate, one of lew's first challenges will be dealing with the rapidly approaching debt ceiling. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: assuming he wins senate confirmation, jacob "jack" lew will take over a treasury that is rapidly running out of cash. the federal government has already hit the debt ceiling. and the only way the government can pay its bills is by using accounting gimmicks to move money around. those tricks will only get the government through mid-february. at that point lew might have to take the unprecedented step of deciding he has the legal authority to pick and choose which bills the feds will pay. >> even if it were clear that the treasury secretary could do that, pick and choose, the ability, the real ability to reprogram all of the software in treasury's computers which connect to all of the computer software in the various agencies is not something that can be done in ten minutes or ten days or
, jacob "jack" lew will take over a treasury that is rapidly running out of cash. the federal government has already hit the debt ceiling. and the only way the government can pay its bills is by using accounting gimmicks to move money around. those tricks will only get the government through mid-february. at that point lew might have to take the unprecedented step of deciding he has the legal authority to pick and choose which bills the feds will pay. >> even if it were clear that the treasury secretary could do that, pick and choose, the ability, the real ability to reprogram all of the software in treasury's computers which connect to all of the computer software in the various agencies is not something that can be done in ten minutes or ten days or ten weeks. so you have the right to do it but you don't have the ability to do it. >> reporter: the treasury uses a separate computer system to make interest payments on the federal debt so it is possible investors would get what they are owed. but what happens with social security, medicare and federal employee pay, is less clear. so secre
on the floor show today. >> thank you. cheryl: all right. president obama announcing today jack lew as his nominee for treasury secretary. rich edson is standing by at the white house with the latest including the slew of comments about lou, if you will. rich? >> reporter: that's right, plenty of that already, cheryl. it is up to the united states senate whether or not to confirm jack lew. the white house is selling this as a transition. that, by the way, is construction for the or parade here, the inaugural parade, if you heard the loud crash. the transition that you have now from really a rescue job that treasury secretary geithner was asked to do at the beginning of the administration now to one of budgeting. jack lew, the budget chief in the clinton administration, in the obama administration in the white house is basically saying that's why they chose him, the mastery of the federal budget. >> jack knows that every number on a page, every dollar we budget, every decision we make has to be an expression of who we wish to be as a nation. our values. the values that say everybody gets a
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for some solutions and what might work, did you find any encouragement in the nominating of jack lew to this very important post of treasury secretary today? >> he does not remind me of alexander hamilton. >> that's all you're going to say? >> that's all i'm going to say. i'll give him a chance to be alexander hamilton. >> but why not? >>y in secretary of the debt would be to, first of all, talk in english in our problems and secondly to understand that the -- the revenues put nort so far have been all political and rhetorical, and what we want is the stern stuff of a monastery -- a monetary approach. we want a dollar in exchange for something tangible. and that's gold bouillon. we've not had that for the past -- well, since 1971, about 0-odd years, and what we need is at least a discussion about the nature of our monetary problem that really is a fundamental source of our fiscal problem. >> why would that work going back to gold bouillon? >> because there's only so much gold and can only be so many dollars. >> there's a limited amount, a limited supply. >> you don't have to rely on
. if confirmed, you'll be seeing a lot more of this. that is jack lew's looping signature on every new green back that is printed. it's been described as a slinky that lost its spring. lew says he'll make his name more legible if he does get the job. >>> and vice president joe biden meets with the nra today as the debate over gun violence intensifies. it could be a tough sell since the group already says it opposes any new restrictions. among those speaking out is new york's governor. andrew cuomo is urging lawmakers in his state to close loopholes on the state's assault weapons ban. >> this is not taking away people's guns. i own a gun. i own a remington shotgun. i've hunted. i've shot. that's not what this is about. it is about ending the unnecessary risk of high capacity assault rifles. that's what this is about. >> he was quite fired up today. yesterday rather. results of a new study are sure to fuel the already intense debate over guns. the u.s. sees far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation. due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them un
, but president obama could announce his new pick for treasury secretary as soon as today. jack lew is reportedly the current's -- could be his nominee. he's currently the chief of staff, also a former budget director, as well. insiders say he's the best person to take on the many looming battles with congress that are coming up, including the battles over the debt ceiling and those pending budget cuts. if confirmed, you'll be seeing a lot more of this. that is jack lew's looping signature on every new green back that is printed. it's been described as a slinky that lost its spring. lew says he'll make his name more legible if he does get the job. >>> and vice president joe biden meets with the nra today as the debate over gun violence intensifies. it could be a tough sell since the group already says it opposes any new restrictions. among those speaking out is new york's governor. andrew cuomo is urging lawmakers in his state to close loopholes on the state's assault weapons ban. >> this is not taking away people's guns. i own a gun. i own a remington shotgun. i've hunted. i've shot. that's not
his nomination for his treasury secretary. his chief of staff jack lew is poised to replace timothy geithner. >> over the years he's built a reputation as a master of policy who can work with members of both parties. jack has my complete trust. i hope the senate will confirm him as quickly as possible. >> mr. president, i look forward to continuing the challenges ahead. >> lew is 57 years old. he's well versed in financial policy. he served as director of the office of management and budget from 1998 to 2001 and from 2010 until last year. he took the post as white house chief of staff one year ago. lew must wait for lawmakers to confirm his nomination. he'll face his first big test next month. that's when president obama is to confront congressional leaders again over raising the borrowing limit called the debt ceiling. i'll have more headlines next hour. here is a check on markets. >>> the race is under way to win the olympic honor. tokyo's governor made his pitch no london. he addressed more than 100 foreign journalists. >> i have a big passion for sports to come to london for the
that jack lew would be the new name and gilet near would be out. it's months of reporting. seems to me the president knew a long time ago jack would be the guy. at the same time, it's surprising he would take on a fight like this with congress with when he has the chuck ha golf course e -- chuck hagel fight as well. it's like he doesn't care what republicans or nip thinks in washington and does what he wants. >> i don't see a fight with jack. he's not popular with republicans, that's true, but the other side focuses the fire on one main target, and other people get less, and i think the fire is going to be devoted to, pointed at chuck as you suggest. i think that jack lew, is not wildly popular among republicans is respected as somebody to used to run the budget office and who spent a lot of time in the career up on capitol hill working as a congressional staffer. he knows the place. he'll be owing in the nomination struggle, not unanimous consent or a love fest, but he'll be fine. cheryl: interesting. we'll continue to get your take on all things drk. thank you. >> sure, happy to be w
dominant position. >>> barack obama officially nominated jack lew to replace timothy geithner overnight. speaking from the east room of the white house, the president made it clear just why he made this move for the post. >> over the past year, i've sought jack's advice on virtually every decision i've made from economic policy to foreign policy. and one reason jack has been so ekive in this town is because he is a low-key guy who prefers to surround himself with policy experts rather than television cameras. and and to hear who has been nominated for obama's cabinet, senator john kerry to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state, jack lew to replace timothy geithner and chuck hagel to as secretary of defense. tinny, good to see you. happy new year. >> happy new year to you, too. >> nice to see you. what do you make of the reshuffle? >> well, they are not surprising choices. there's a lot of discussion about whether obama's second term means changes or continuity. i'd use another key term which is consolidation. i think his cabinet are loyalists and insiders. they'll help move forw
want to bring up the subject of treasury secretary designate, nominee, that would be, jack lew, a lot of fanfare and applause and most likely gets confirmed, that's an opinion. i say, let's start with you, carol, on this one, i say it makes absolutely no difference to president obama's economic policy. which is tax the rich, do not cut spending and ignore the debt. first to you, carol. >> i think that's right. obviously, jack lew has been president obama's right-hand man and one of the reasons put out for his nomination is that he understands the mechanics of budgets. however, if we look back at the budgets over the past, whether it be four years, decade or even further, there hasn't been a balanced budget, so whether he understands the mechanics or not, it's still not solving our problems. as treasury secretary, he's sitting over the irs and the national debt unless we get some meaningful change here, which i do not anticipate, i feel like this nomination's not going to make a whole lot of difference. stuart: carol, i'm very glad you agree with me and sure that kirsten will agree wit
chief of staff jack lew is expected to lead the treasury department. he is choosing him because of wide variety of experience. if confirmed he would replace tim geithner. because of the possible nomination, lew is taking fire for messy signature. that is what you seeing believe it or not. that says jack lew. they call it the world's worst significant. the signature is generating so much interest it would appear on all dollar bills if he is confirmed. he would try to improve his pen manship if he gets the job. >> it turns out that 90% of filers will pay a tax preparer or use a computer software service. tax code is ten times longer than the bible. complicated tax laws even have irs driag until january 30th so it can catch up with the new laws that are out there. >> there is no sort aj of things you can buy on ebay. the san jose auction website has always wondered if it could streamline the process of selling on the site. business and technology reporter david louie explains the pilot project that ebay is now testing. >> they have six advance making the round in the south bay, new initiat
to nominate his chief of staff, jack lew, to replace timothy geithner at the treasury department for obama's second term jack lew widner geithner in heading treasury after a stint on wall street, working at the financial giant citicorp between 2006 and 2010. the u.n. arab league envoy to syria has issued his strongest words to date against the regime of syrian president bashar al- assad. speaking to bbc news, lakhdar brahimi appeared to endorse al- assad's departure from government as part of any political solution in syria. >> what people are saying, it is a little bit too long. so the change has to be real. i think president assad could for what hislead an people want, rather than resisting it. >> afghan president karzai is in the u.s. for talks with president obama on u.s. troops levels in afghanistan after the withdrawal deadline of 2014. obama administration officials have recently floated troop numbers ranging from zero to 20,000 after combat operations formally come to an end. karzai kicked off his visit on wednesday by meeting a group of senators. >> the trip has just begun and the
. it will be interesting to see how valerie jarrett meshes with jack lew. another story we had had first here on fox business. ashley: aig. >> why did they say no to hank greenberg? there are many reasons why. i'm getting this from inside the company. they were not going to join this lawsuit earlier today. it was, it is so obvious. aig right now is applying to be about is known as a sieve if i firm. ive if i firm. system i financially important firm. systemmally important financial institution they are applying for that. guess who you don't sue. ashley: the federal government. >> this was a nonstarter from the minute they looked eight. should also point out another reason why, they have an ad campaign where they basically talk about how they're thanking the american tax pay fore --. ashley: turning around and suing the taxpayers essentially. >> those two things. systematically important issue made it dead on arrival. why are they taking it up? what they're saying internally and what they told me as we were reporting this out this morning this is perfunctory. hank greenberg is suing federal governmen
out until january 25th in the treasury, giving jack lew to confirm and i guess perfect his signature. let's see what we've learned, what does he leave for jack lew. he got the stress test done. actually, that's not correct there. let's move away from that. what we're talking about here is the -- let me go to my notes. the stimulus was done -- but sustained growth was not. frank dod basel iii was not done. aig also done. what is the geithner model? what is the geithner doctrine? i think you can say like this, overwhelming government force when it's clear it's needed. b in a crisis, spend, regulate and guarantee and do it with conviction. let's talk about one of the things left over from the geithner years, which is going to be the issue of debt and deficit. i think you would say there was some accomplishment when it came to getting some of these deals in place. but ultimately, he probably thought that some of these things would come off and be declining faster than they have. we've learned a lot about the financial crisis. in fact, we're going to be debating the correct government res
's not any one of these appointments you could look at and say well, that didn't make sense. jack lew makes sense at treasury. it made sense to replace peter orszag, gene spurling and then austin goolsby with allen krueger. you have to wonder, can it really be the case that this white house, after four very difficult years in which people are very tired, in which they're very burnt out, in which they've been worn down by endless battles with the republicans, and in which the sort of natural dynamics of group thinking in a tightly knit administration have taken over, can it really be the case if they can benefit from bringing in new people with new voices and new experiences and a fresh perspective? a lot of people i talk to, some of them former members of the administration, think at this point that it is a big problem, that at this point the president needs to get out of his comfort zone in some of these appointments particularly on the economics side and bring in folks with a new perspective. yet that's balanced by the fact that they don't think jack lew is a bad guy or going to be a bad
and lori. melissa: thank you so much. jack lew will likely take over tim geithner as treasury secretary, but what will geithner do as a private cents and what will others in obama's economic circles do in the months ahead? you called the jack thing a long time ago. >> yeah, we were the first to report he was on the short list, at the top with larry fink and i think larry would be a better treasury secretary, and then, i think bloomberg reported another name, that was not in my mind. jack lew, a guy that does a lot of legislative stuff, budget director, he's in there. he's gone. what will geithner do? he's taking geithner's place. this is what geithner is telling friends. he wants a detox. he may take the year off, and his plans, according to friends who geithner spoke with directly, his plans are to write a book. he wants to write a book about the service in government. remember, he was the fed chairman, new york fed president, important job in the financial crisis, went from the fire to the -- frying pan to the fire as treasury secretary in president obama's first year, and he plans to
for a second. john kerry, chuck hagel and now jack lew who could become part of the second term cabinet. the question is, where are the women? gloria borger has thoughts. >> we are here! >> we're next. (dog) larry,larry,larrryyy. why take exercise so seriously,when it can be fun? push-ups or sprints? what's wrong with fetch? or chase? let's do this larry! ooh, i got it, i got it! (narrator) the calorie-smart nutrition in beneful healthy weight... includes grains and real chicken, because a healthy dog is a playful dog. beneful healthy weight. find us on facebook to help put more play in your day. . >>> the president's labor secretary announced her resignation yesterday. the same day it just so happened that this photograph appeared on the front of the "new york times." take a look with me. take a long look. all men. so it appears at this fiscal cliff meeting convened by the president. you look closely enough and you can see the leg of white house adviser valerie jarrett. that is valerie jarrett's leg obscured by the man in corduroys. today democrat charlie rangle is quoted as saying it
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